The Facebook news feed feature was introduced in 2006 and it is the center column present at the Facebook user’s home page Facebook newsfeed shows updates from the people and pages that the user is following on Facebook. The things which Facebook user sees on his or her news feed is, governed by an algorithm. This algorithm analyses things like how many users have commented on a certain content, who has posted 5that content and the type of content such as photo, video, etc. Users can even control their feeds by adjusting the news feed controls from Facebook’s settings.
Facebook newsfeed helps the users who have some concern from other users and fear that the updates are too easy for others to track their updates and activity on their profile. Thus, there is a feature that allows some user customization so that personal updates, like change in relationship status, could be set. After 2010, users can also customize how much they get information about certain friends.
How to view and adjust Facebook newsfeed preferences
Using News Feed preferences, you can control what you see on your News Feed. To set your News Feed preferences follow these steps:
- Click at the top right corner of any Facebook page and select News Feed Preferences.
- Now to adjust your News Feed preferences, click on “Prioritize who to see first” to make posts from people or Pages appear at the top of your News Feed.
- To hide posts from people and groups, click on unfollow.
- Click on Reconnect with people and groups you unfollowed to follow a person, Page or group that you have unfollowed in the past for some reason.
- Click on See more options to see what apps you’ve hidden from the News Feed.
What to do when you see posts in your News Feed about people that are not your friends or in your groups?
Generally, your News Feed contains posts about your friends’ activity on Facebook. These activities include when your friends commented on the posts from people that are not your friends with. You may also see posts about your friends that have commented in public groups that you’re not a member of.
If you are irritated by these news feeds and no more want to see posts in your News Feed about a friend’s activity on Facebook, follow this method:
- Simply Unfollow that friend whose news feed you are getting again and again.
- Adjust what you see in your News Feed.
- Hide posts you don’t want to see. Read below to hide the posts on Facebook newsfeed that you don’t want to see:
To hide a post in your Facebook News Feed, click at the top-right of that post. From there, select one of the following options:
Hide post: this will Hide a single post and give you the option to see less posts from that particular person, Page or group.
Snooze: this option will temporarily hide all posts from a particular person, Page or group. You don’t have to unfriend them.
Unfollow [Name]: this will hide all posts from a specific person, Page or group without unfriending them.
Report post: using this option you can report a single piece of content to Facebook.
For more information you can call on the toll-free number of customer care service.